Hi, my name is Cherie. I live in Euless, TX. I've been a caregiver for 15 to 20 years.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because I took care of a neighbor when I was young. The person that really inspired me to continue as a caregiver is Ms. Mary Kate Ash, which was my mentor.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
My advice to a new caregiver would be to have a caring heart, a loving heart, listening to the patient, being attentive to their need, whatever their need may be.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I would never forget is Mr. Johnny. I had so much fun with him. It was my pleasure waiting on Mr. Johnny, taking him to his doctor's appointment, taking him shopping, going out to eat with him. It was so awesome and it was so much fun. He was a very funny guy. We laughed about a lot of things that he saw. It was just a pleasure just to be with him and it was a pleasure for me taking care of him. What comes to mind is when I go out to eat sometimes, I think about Mr. Johnny and what he would say about things that I would.